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David Cooper and Lori Bumpus of Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston, IL

Insuring Our Community
Since 1980

January 2, 1980, David Cooper opened the doors of the David Cooper Insurance Agency. He was armed only with the Coles County Phone Book, a rotary phone, and an earnest desire to build a business based on honesty and integrity while providing quality insurance at an affordable cost to the future family of insureds. In 2005, Cooper sold the agency to their trusted, long-time employee, Lori Bumpus, giving birth to our agency today—Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency. Our goals today remain the same as the day the agency opened—quality, client-focused service, and products provided with a smile and handshake when you join the Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency family.

Lori Bumpus, Insurance Agent at Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston IL

Lori Bumpus

Where Are You From
I am Illinois born and raised.

Insurance Background
My career in insurance began in 1987, when I started working at – what was then the David Cooper Insurance Agency.  In 2005, I became the principal owner of what is now the Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency.

Family
My husband and I have two adult daughters, a son-in-law, and we have one grandchild that we love.   We also have many furry grandbabies.

Hobbies
If keeping busy and on the go is a hobby, then that is my hobby!  In those few moments of free time, I can be found planning a redecorating scheme for one or more rooms of my home or in the office.  I love to paint and decorate – never let the look of a room get stale!

Interests
Community involvement is the main focus for my family and I.  I have participated in the planning and execution of many community events, boards, and committees.  We feel it is important to give back to the community.  We stay involved to help Charleston to be a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know
In high school, I spent seven years as the school’s marching band majorette.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation OR somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going
I love extended vacations in Florida, no place I would rather be.

Shannon Craft posing in a Def Leppard tshirt | Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston IL

Shannon Craft

Where Are You From
I am 100% Charleston, Illinois, born and raised!

Insurance Background
I joined the Cooper Agency in 2002, and shortly after, I became licensed in property/casualty and life/health. In 2005, the Cooper Agency became the Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency, but regardless of the name, this agency has always been my insurance home. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else!

Family
When it comes to family the best way to describe Shannon is, “Proud Mama Bear,”, and she has every right to be just that.  Shannon’s two oldest, both daughters, stay very busy, just like Mom; One is working full time as a supervisor with CTF of Charleston and finished her Associates with Lakeland college.  The other works full time as an RN at the local hospital and is finishing up her BSN studies.  Of her youngest child, Jayden, you will hear Shannon say, “Raising a boy is totally different than raising girls”.  Jayden is energetic and full of life with an active imagination that provides for some of the best stories – he definitely keeps her on her toes.  If the old saying is true, “kids keep you young”, then Shannon will always be young at heart.

Hobbies
From early spring to late fall, you will find me every weekend scouring rummage sales, garage sales, backyard sales, and flea markets for the ultimate bargain find.  It may border on an obsession, but it is also a time that I spend with my mother and my children, so that makes it family time as well.  I’m not sure if this qualifies as a hobby, an interest, or just plain being a fanatic. 

Interests
80’s Metal Music: Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison, Guns n’ Roses.  Today’s kids have no idea what they missed.  I will be attending my third Def Leppard concert this coming summer with Motley Crue and Poison and I can’t wait!

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know
I have read the complete Twilight series, not once, not twice, not three — count them — FOUR times! And I would reread them again if I had time.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation OR somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going
As a child, I traveled to Texas every summer with my grandmother, and I always looked forward to those trips and cherished the memories. As an adult, my dream would be an Italian vacation.

Sydnee Huddlestun of Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston, IL

Sydnee Huddlestun

Where Are You From
I am 100% Charleston, Illinois born and raised.

Insurance Background
I joined the Cooper Bumpus Agency in October 2019.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University with a major in psychology.  I decided to stay in the insurance world and continued to work as an agent within the agency.

Family
My family consists of my Mom, Dad, and my older sister, Kaylee.  We have two dogs, Oliver and Lola.  I’m extremely close to my family, especially my Mom.

Hobbies
My hobbies include doing a spa treatment on myself while I relax and watch a good movie.  Even after nine years, I still love scrapbooking.  I find it is a great way to preserve the memories I have made with my family and friends.

Interests
I’ve always loved helping people, and I believe in giving back to others.  I enjoy volunteering on weekends because I love helping the people in the community I grew up in.

Random Facts About You That People Don’t Know
I have a severe FEAR of sharks.  I will not go in any body of water unless it is a pool!!

Your Favorite Place to Vacation OR Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going
I don’t get to travel a lot, but I’ve always dreamed of visiting Australia, England, and Canada.  Dreams do come true!

Angie Justice of Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston, IL

Angie Justice

Where Are You From
I was born in Mattoon and have resided in Cumberland County most of my life.

Insurance Background
I have recently retired in the banking industry of which I worked for more than 35 years – and always using insurance along with finance to serve the customer.  I first had my license in 1996 in health and life and am recently licensed in property and casualty lines.

Family
My husband and I have five children.  We also have been blessed with 7 adorable grandchildren!  We enjoy adventures with the Grands.  Whether it is a train trip to a western town, a trip to Disney, or an old-fashioned Pirate Treasure Hunt down at our creek – everyone has fun!

Hobbies
Capturing the children and our grandchildren behind the photo lens is my passion.  Scrapbooking and photo albums are given out to the Grands so they can relive our adventures!  I also enjoy baking, landscaping, and gardening.  Recently, I have taken up sewing and of course, make gifts for those who call us Grampy and Grammy.

Interests
My husband and I both love to travel.  We have our bucket list and try to “check mark” a destination off every year!  We both sit on boards, participate in fundraisers, and are active in our church and community.

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know
Most people do not know that I have a motorcycle license!  Growing up my Dad let us ride mini bikes and go-carts.  By today’s standards, they probably were not even safe to ride.  My 4 siblings and I had a fun childhood, and the motorized toys were a blast!

Your Favorite Place to Vacation OR somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going
Growing up, my grandparents took us on great vacations!  One of my favorites was visiting Washington D.C.  Our senior trip was going to 5 countries in Europe!  The National Parks are amazing and we have been to several of those….but Yosemite National Park is still on our list!

Sydnee Huddlestun of Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency in Charleston, IL

Maxine Hutton

Where Are You From
I was born and raised on an island in southeast Alaska called Sitka.

Insurance Background
I started working at Cooper Bumpus in July of 2021.

Family
My family includes my Mom, Dad, and two older brothers; Zak and Cody.   I also have two dogs; Moka and Colt, four cats; Tom, Cleo, Arya, and Bay, and two giant rabbits named Ruby and Bob.  I moved from Sitka to Hindsboro in 2019.

Hobbies
In my free time I enjoy shopping, watching TV sitcoms, eating out, and hanging out with my friends.  I especially enjoy spending time with my fur babies!

Interests
I love animals and have rescued many from an untimely death – including all four of my cats.  Currently, I am continuing my higher education at Lake Land Community College.  My plan is to transfer to a college in Indiana to continue my education.  My dream job is to be a sonographer.

Random Facts About You That People Don’t Know
 I have been on national television – not once, but twice.  Coast Guard Alaska was the name of the show.  I have seen the Northern Lights!  Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was go fishing with my Dad.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation OR Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going
I do enjoy traveling and have been to Canada.

Make an appointment to meet us face-to-face!
Cooper Bumpus Insurance Agency
655 W Lincoln Ave #1
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone:
217-348-7621
Fax:
217-348-7620
Email:
cooperbumpusinsurance@gmail.com

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed